With the X-Men split into two camps, Cyclops and Wolverine lead two very different teams of X-Men headquartered in San Francisco and Westchester respectively. While Wolverine reopened the school in Westchester, Cyclops remained on Utopia with mutantkind's established figures to continue their fight for survival in a world that hates and fears them.
Last week saw the debut of the other crown jewel of the Regenesis saga hit store shelves in the first issue of Uncanny X-Men's second volume. Coming out of Schism, the X-Men are left divided into two factions split along ideological lines. Perhaps at their most precarious, split between Utopia and Westchester, Uncanny X-Men follows Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, Storm, Hope, Namor and others as mutantkind enters a time of great uncertainty.
Hammers have fallen from the sky left and right, one of which lands in Beijing near Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. After failing to lift the hammer, Absorbing Man and Titania arrive to secure it. Soon after, the Immortal Weapons arrive after being summoned together to close the gate to the eighth city. Wukong awaits them as they regain consciousness, while James Rhodes struggles to understand why he's there with them at all.
Mutantkind has been to the brink and back, and at least it would seem, have finally found some measure of peace for themselves. That all gets thrown out the window as Schism promises to drive a wedge between their ranks leaving Cyclops and Wolverine on opposite sides of the battlefield.
Fear reigns and some of Marvel's physically strongest characters now carry mystical hammers, using them to strike fear in the hearts of their former allies. How can they stand to fight when their worst fears are coming to life? Even more, can they?